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Estate Planning Attorney

Estate planning

Two-Thirds of Americans Have No Estate Planning

Seventy-seven percent of respondents in a recent survey said estate and legacy strategies were important for everyone, not just wealthy individuals, yet only 24% said they had taken the basic step of designating beneficiaries for all of their accounts.

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Temporary changes to a will

Can You Make a Temporary Change to a Will?

I admit that this question stumped me. It was not so much because of what you are asking, but rather why you are asking it in the first place. I’ve tried to come up with a scenario why someone would want to change their will temporarily, but I have come up blank.

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Health Care Documents

Your Living Will and the End of Life Talk

The best way to ensure that friends and family know your wishes is to email a copy of your living will and health care power of attorney to your decision-makers and use that delivery to tell them how you feel about end of life decisions.

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credit card bills at death

Who Pays Your Credit Cards When You Die?

Unfortunately, credit card debts do not disappear when you die. Your estate, which includes everything you own–your car, home, bank accounts, investments, to name a few–settles your debts using these assets.

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Disinherit a child

When Is the Best Time to Disinherit a Child?

I have a sister, who I have not seen or heard from in 40 years, when she said she hated all of us and never wanted anything to do with us again. She even gave up her 5-year-old son for strangers to adopt and would not let my parents adopt him.

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